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Inspirational Martin may add Prince Harry to his collection of signatures at awards bash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:12am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MARTIN Bennett has a gallery of famous people he has met.

Hylands gigs off after promoter claims grounds are "unacceptable"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Hylands House will host the event

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THREE shows at Hylands Park this month have been cancelled after the promoter deemed the venue “unfit for purpose”.

Armed police raid cannabis factory

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ARMED police have raided a cannabis factory in Copford.

Drug dealer jailed after £3million cannabis factory discovered at former chicken farm

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN has been jailed after a £3million cannabis factory was discovered near Ardleigh.

Friends' racy calendar to raise money in memory of brave Tom

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TOM Bowdidge’s girls took it literally when he told people to “crack on” without him.

Three Chihuahua puppies stolen from garden in Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The pups were taken on Thursday, August 14, at around 8.30pm, from a property in Burghley Way.

Comic book characters on parade

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COMIC book stars are preparing to invade Colchester for a charity fundraising day.

Ambulance service gets a £1.2m fine

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

4:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE East of England Ambulance Service has been fined £1.2 million for failing to reach three quarters of life-threatening emergencies within eight minutes.

MP Russell quizzes PM on Army cuts

Maldon and Burnham Standard: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

3:11pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell has quizzed Prime Minister David Cameron over cuts to the Army.

Tristan's determined to be positive over future

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TEENAGER who faces spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an horrific accident said he is grateful to be given a second chance at life.

Police execute drugs warrants in Grays and Copford

Maldon and Burnham Standard: nswebpix police crime tape

2:47pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ARMED officers have been at a Grays industrial all day as police carried out a drugs warrant.

New poll shows Carswell will gain 56 percent of Clacton by-election vote

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW poll shows Tory defector Douglas Carswell’s support is not as strong as first thought.

Date set for Clacton by-election

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

10:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE date has been set for Clacton's by-election.

Street festival fun coming to Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:45am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN international street festival is set for its twelfth year in Chelmsford later this month.

Human rights advocate joins Essex University as chancellor

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Shami Chakrabarti

9:38am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HUMAN rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti has been named the new chancellor of Essex University.

Judge gives paedophile third chance

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chelmsford Crown Court

9:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CHARITY combating child sex abuse has defended a judge’s decision to let a paedophile walk free for a second time because it may be the best way to prevent further abuse.

Golden jubilee celebrations for Royal Anglians

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ROYAL Anglian soldiers have celebrated their golden jubilee during a special service.

Fire service ban on wood being dumped

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:25am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PROHIBITION notice has been issued on a site where hundreds of tonnes of wood have been dumped.

I forgot the lyrics of Olly hit... but I made next round of X Factor

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:18am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IS this the next Olly Murs? Perhaps not, but Stevie Ritchie gave it his best shot.

Planners do U-turn on Prettygate Tesco

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tesco logo

10:06am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TESCO’S bid to open a ninth store in Colchester have been put on hold after a planning U-turn.

Humes is the new U's boss

Maldon and Burnham Standard: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

4am start for Aldi shoppers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

PEOPLE queued through the early hours to be one of the first through the door of a revamped supermarket in Chelmsford and get their hands on a ‘golden ticket’.

Shop voted Essex's most popular bridal store

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:18pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WEDDING dress shop has been named the best in Essex, and second best in the world, in a industry competition.

Carver starts work on new Castle Park sculptures

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WOOD carver has finally been able to start work on a project he was forced to delay when his van and all his tools were stolen.

International rugby star to support local causes by speaking in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP former rugby international will speak in Colchester to support two local causes.

Man dies after collapsing in front garden

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN died in hospital after he was found seriously ill in the garden of a bedsit.

New public walkway plan for Brightlingsea Harbour

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Boats at Brightlingsea Harbour.

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Increasing public access to Brightlingsea Harbour could help attract more visitors to the town, it is hoped.

Radio presenter plea: stop littering Colchester estate

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RADIO presenter has pleaded with people not to drop litter on an Army estate.

Drunk jailed after 158 court dates

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWN drunk has been jailed after his 158th appearance in court.

Police restructure begins today

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

Joe Dunne leaves U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Support groups and charities to feature at hospital annual meeting

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester General Hospital

10:51am Monday 1st September 2014

THE annual meeting of Colchester Hospitals Trust will feature displays from a host of support groups.

Man, 70, dies after A12 crash in Galleywood

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:49am Monday 1st September 2014

The man, 70, from Suffolk, appears to have fallen ill at the wheel of his silver Hyundai before striking the central reservation between junctions 16 and 15 shortly before 2pm.

Brownstock gets bigger and better!

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:31am Monday 1st September 2014

RAZORLIGHT, Dizzee Rascal, Goldie Lookin' Chain and De La Soul were among the highlights at the sell-out Brownstock Festival in StowMaries.

Colchester schoolboy's University Challenge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Colchester schoolboy had his general knowledge tested by Jeremy Paxman when he appeared on University Challenge.

CCTV pictures released as police search for burglary suspect

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:21am Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives hope the release of CCTV pictures will help them identify a burglary suspect.

Planning boss 'sorry' for Prettygate Tesco blunder

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tesco to make changes to shop front

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANNING bosses have apologised for allowing plans for a Tesco supermarket to go through unchecked.

Festival's failure to be probed

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

AN investigation will be held into the I Am Music fiasco.

Labour hoping to take Clacton advantage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tim Young selected as Labour candidate for Clacton

8:29am Monday 1st September 2014

COLCHESTER’S community safety boss, Tim Young, is the front runner to fight defector Douglas Carswell to be the Clacton MP.

Anglia Ruskin helping Ukraine victims

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

SUPPORT for people caught up in the fighting in Ukraine is being organised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Equestrian evaluation

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE sport horses and ponies of the future were identified at the British Equestrian Federation’s futurity evaluation event at Writtle College’s Lordships Stud.

Open garden set to raise cash for charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A DANBURY garden will open to the public on Sunday to raise money for a number of charities.

Air ambulance called after woman breaks ankle at the beach

Maldon and Burnham Standard: essex air ambulance

11:58am Sunday 31st August 2014

CLACTON coastguards helped air ambulance paramedics lift a woman from the beach in St Osyth after she suffered a broken ankle.

Gang threatens to stab woman in attempted robbery

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:32am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of thugs surrounded a woman and threatened to stab her unless she handed over her belongings.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Maldon and Burnham Standard: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

CEO does ice bucket challenge

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

CHIEF executive of Chelmsford based Absolute Digital Media, Ben Austin, recently took part in the ice bucket challenge which is sweeping the globe raising money for motor neurone disease.

Floyd’s new car, caviar, four star daydream

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE UK’s number one tribute to the legendary Pink Floyd are coming to Chelmsford next month.

Police appeal: Man left with puncture wounds after dog bite in Maldon

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:55pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Police are investigating after a man was bitten by a white labrador.

Burglars break into Colchester home to steal £1k jewellery haul

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:42pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROOKS grabbed jewellery worth more than £1,000 after breaking into a house in Colchester.

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